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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    Why does this feel like we are cutting our own limb? Probably because most of our imports are coming from China........ I reluctantly support this because I don't know the effects this can do with the economy... But I do support the idea of making us less dependent on China....
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    Where did it ever say, promote for the common defence, and provide the general Welfare..... Please don't mix up the two....

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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Knowing how dumb some people here are, they won't get it. I can explain how to actually get the Yuan to rise and get Beijing to stop monkeying around, but it's a bit complex. But I'll say this, Beijing would love to stop manipulating its currency.
    I'll admit, that I do know much about manipulation of competing currencies.

    What I do know about tariffs, is that when in acted on common used foreign goods, we've basically supported a tax increase on all levels of income for no good reason.

    Pretty stupid, if you ask me.
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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by MCS117 View Post
    Why does this feel like we are cutting our own limb? Probably because most of our imports are coming from China
    Appears you are correct.

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    I thought it was Canada.

    I reluctantly support this because I don't know the effects this can do with the economy... But I do support the idea of making us less dependent on China....
    Uegh. If they stop buying our debt, we're boned.
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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Wonderful, what a truly bad idea at this time to raise prices for consumers when we are in the worst recession in resent memory. Good job dumb asses.

    What's next this is realy a stupid move. When there are very few jobs and more people on food stamps then any time in History is no time to punish consumers with higher priced products and claim you're doing something good.
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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Wonderful, what a truly bad idea at this time to raise prices for consumers when we are in the worst recession in resent memory. Good job dumb asses.

    What's next this is realy a stupid move.

    If the tariffs are high enough it will encourage manufacturers to move to the US thus creating more jobs. Are trying to argue that no one made anything in the US before companies found it easy to outsource left and right to china, India and other countries? Are you trying to say that we always imported **** from China in huge quantities?

    When there are very few jobs and more people on food stamps then any time in History is no time to punish consumers with higher priced products and claim you're doing something good.
    If there are very few jobs and many Americans on are welfare, food stamps, section 8 housing and so on then the last thing Americans need to be doing is spending money on luxuries and other non-essential goods.
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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Wonderful, what a truly bad idea at this time to raise prices for consumers when we are in the worst recession in resent memory. Good job dumb asses.

    What's next this is realy a stupid move. When there are very few jobs and more people on food stamps then any time in History is no time to punish consumers with higher priced products and claim you're doing something good.
    First agree evar.

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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If the tariffs are high enough it will encourage manufacturers to move to the US thus creating more jobs.
    It'd have to be one hell of a tariff. And don't forget... there's Vietnam, Malaysia, Central America.

    I think there's something we need to get a grasp of. Manufacturing, is no longer a viable western country job. More and more, except in highly skilled, specialized manufacturing, that requires highly advanced machinery and the highly qualified people to operate it, manufacturing simply is no longer a viable industry in 1st world countries anymore.

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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Well, it could be a ploy to get China to follow suit on Iran?


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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It'd have to be one hell of a tariff. And don't forget... there's Vietnam, Malaysia, Central America.
    Tariffs on China is just one of the baby steps.

    I think there's something we need to get a grasp of. Manufacturing, is no longer a viable western country job.
    Isn't that because of disloyal politicians tossing the salad of businesses made it easier to outsource why manufacturing is no longer a viable western county job?

    More and more, except in highly skilled, specialized manufacturing, that requires highly advanced machinery and the highly qualified people to operate it, manufacturing simply is no longer a viable industry in 1st world countries anymore.
    Unless a job requires someone to be physically here to do it, that job can be outsourced. Even specialized manufacturing that requires highly advanced machinery and highly qualified people to operate it can be outsourced. You do not think China, India or other countries have highly advance technology and qualified people?
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    Re: House Votes to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    What a ****ing horrible idea. Fortunately, it will never pass the Senate or get Obama's signature.
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